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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 29–51.
Published: 01 December 2001
... transformations relating to the contradictory frontiers of national womanhood as epito- mized in the mythological figure of Sita, the central female protagonist of the Ramayana. At diverse political junctures during 1920–1990, the gen- der politics of Ramayana narrations inscribed “women” as subjects of...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 55–69.
Published: 01 June 2005
... 1923 the Calcutta Suppression of Immoral Traffi c Act (SITA) was passed and eventually replaced by the Bengal Suppression of Immoral Surveillance in Decolonized Social Space 57 Traffi c Act in 1930. The SITA embodied a mix of...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 1–5.
Published: 01 December 2001
... consumption (Afro Reggae as a corpo- ration, a nongovernmental organization, and a social movement; breast cancer activism as a feel-good substitute for rationally funded research); and novel forms of ambivalence and instability visvis the nation-state (Sita’s shifting place in India’s national story, and...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2002
...- mined that Mundu the servant does not masturbate while watching the Hindu epic serial Ramayana and after the name Sita was changed to Nita in the film. Because the figure of Sita is highly esteemed in popular Hindu culture, the name was...